What is Woman Within?
We’re women offering programs to help other women know and embrace all parts of themselves. Some join us through a Woman Within Circle®; others through a Woman Within Weekend®. All are welcome. Our nonprofit communities encourage women to support each other in fully living the lives they want.
Our Origin Story
In 1987, our founder, Char Tosi, and six other women sat around a kitchen table asking, “ What do women need most?” The result: a program they called Woman Within. Its mission: to learn how to be a woman and to celebrate its gentle power.
Soon after, the first Woman Within Weekend was held in Kenosha, Wisconsin – and since then, the program has reached thousands of women around the world. In 1999, Woman Within was established as a not-for-profit organization with an international board, an Executive Administrator, Regional boards and local community councils.
Since then, many women have contributed to Woman Within’s development, weaving together their ideas to build on the original Weekend’s program design. Every Woman Within Weekend brings new insights that help us continually hone it and assure its optimal delivery.
Local Woman Within Circles
The Woman Within Weekend®
Enriching Trainings and Support
Vision and Mission Statement
We create a world where women know, embrace, live and lead from their truth. We do this by inspiring women to connect with all parts of themselves and to a deep sense of their place in the world.
Woman Within’s core values are signposts that guide our work as we create the organization we want together. We align our actions with these core values and work with them in mind. They can be considered our North Star.
Inclusiveness: We are a global community of women supporting women.
Respect: Every woman has her own answers and pace. We stay “One Step Behind.”
Integrity: We actively serve women – with integrity. We’re congruent in our thoughts and actions.
I’m interested in Woman Within. How do I get started?
If you start your path to self discovery attending a Woman Within Weekend®, you can now attend additional trainings and are eligible to staff the Weekend anywhere in the world. In fact we welcome you to invite friends and family to attend a weekend with you. It does not matter in what region a woman starts their journey, ‘all of you’ is welcome here.
Staffing a workshop is a great way to get involved with our community after your initial Weekend. This brings you into the heart of our community, reaching out and supporting women on their path of self-discovery. Through giving, a great deal is received. Training is offered for those women who become staff members.